Quotation by Andrew Jackson

Tell my son how anxious I am that he may read and learn his Book, that he may become the possessor of those things that a grateful country has bestowed upon his papa—Tell him that his happiness through life depends upon his procuring an education now; and with it, to imbibe proper moral habits that can entitle him to the possession of them.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Letter, March 16, 1824, to Rachel Jackson, Jackson Papers, Huntington Library.
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